You guys, I'm going to be on the radio this morning !! (That's Monday 4/14/2014 at 9:00 A.M. on KDUR) I say this with excitement because I'm so ready to share with the community everything I can about CSArt Durango, but truly I'm nervous to be live on air! (Listen online HERE)
What is CSArt Durango?
CSArt Durango is a somewhat new concept in the art world. You've all probably heard of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), right? You buy a share from your local farmer, and for the entire growing season you and your family receive a box of vegetables every week. There is usually a "pick-up" day to receive your veggies, and at that time you get a chance to either go to the farm, or meet someone in town to get your produce. Either way, you are not only buying your vegetables for a good price (usually discounted from what you'd spend every Saturday at the Farmer's Market), but you're purchasing directly from the people who grow your food, and you can meet the farmers! It's a win win situation.
CSArt Durango works in a very similar way, except instead of buying into a share of food, you get art. And instead of meeting your local farmer, you get to meet the artists that are creating your art, talk to them about their creative process, and meet other people from the community at the pick-up parties throughout the season. Shares cost only $300 and you get eight pieces of art from eight unique artist. There are four pick-up events and at each event you get to meet 2 of the artists. I got chosen to be one of the eight artist for 2014 and I couldn't be more excited! In the running this year are a variety of artists: photographers, print makers, illustrators, sculptors, jewelers, and painters.
Visit the Studio& website for more detailed information and to purchase a share. And if you're on the fence about the price, consider buying a share with a group of four or eight friends. Each one of you could get one or two pieces of art for well under $100! And, the CSA is not limited to those living in Durango. We can ship art anywhere in the country!
Here are some photos from last year's CSArt pick-up parties, each one held at different locations all over town. And here is a recent article about the 2014 CSArt featured in the Durango Herald. And this article from the Telegraph for last year's first annual CSArt Durango.
To purchase a share, go to the Studio& website. There are only a limited number of shares available and the last day to buy is May 1st!